"Fair Enough, Sir. I'll Buy That."
Snyder interviewed many interesting people, not all of them celebrities or even apparently sane. His type of television is long gone; no one really talks at length anymore, and there's very little color in most contemporary exchanges. I've yet to see Snyder's confrontation with the National Lampoon's Doug Kenney from 1975, which I understand was quite tense, owing to Kenney's barely-hidden hostility and brain saturated with hashish. (If anyone has access to that tape, please let me know.) But I do own the DVD box set featuring Snyder's many interviews with punk and new wave artists from the late-70s and early-80s, and without doubt, the most entertaining segment is Snyder attempting to understand John Lydon and Keith Levene of Public Image, Ltd. This is emblematic of Snyder at his best and worst. From June 25, 1980.